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Beneficial Water Use: Montana Court Addresses Challenge to Mining Company Application
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
A Montana court addressed a challenge to a mining company’s application for a Beneficial Water Use Application. See Clark Fork Coalition, Rock Creek Alliance, Earthworks, and Montana Environmental Center v. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and RC Resources, Inc…
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Coke Oven Source Categories/Clean Air Act: Citizens Suit Alleges EPA Violation of Non-Discretionary Duty
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Sierra Club and other environmental organizations (collectively “Sierra Club”) filed an April 15th Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (“Complaint”) against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA “) for an alleged failure to take an action mandated by the Clean Air…
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2019 Northwest Arkansas Wetland Ecology Tour: Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 4th
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
On May 4th, the South Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is hosting the NW AR Wetland Ecology Tour at Woolsey Wet Prairie, located at 15 S. Broyles in Fayetteville. There will be presentations and hikes led by local experts in botany, ornithology, and herpetology. Woolsey Wet…
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Does a Discharge to Groundwater Require a Clean Water Act NPDES Permit?: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues April 15th Interpretive Statement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued what it describes as an “Interpretive Statement” (“Statement”) addressing the application of the Clean Water Act permitting requirements to discharges to groundwater. The question as to whether, and to what extent, a discharge of…
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Arkansas Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks – April 24, 2019, Meeting
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
As noted in previous blog posts, Arkansas operates a petroleum storage tank trust fund that provides reimbursement for eligible storage tanks for certain corrective actions and third party damage claims due to a release of petroleum. The Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks meets monthly…
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